-haft

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German haft, from Proto-Germanic *haftaz (captured, afflicted), from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ptós, from the root *keh₂p- (to seize).[1] Cognates include Old English hæft (captive), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍆𐍄𐍃 (hafts), Latin captus (captured), Old Irish cacht (captive, chain), Welsh caeth (slave, captivity, chain), Latin captīvus (captive).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-haft

  1. An adjectival suffix.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Haft” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1